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    Cutting MDF

    Whats the proper tool to use when cutting a sheet of MDF? Would a carbide tip blade on a skillsaw work?







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    Re: Cutting MDF

    a table saw. If you dont have one a skill saw will work but use a straight edge and saw horses if it is a full sheet.




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    Re: Cutting MDF

    Quote Originally Posted by ameduece
    a table saw. If you dont have one a skill saw will work but use a straight edge and saw horses if it is a full sheet.
    Ok.. I was planning on using a table saw to do most of the cutting, I just need to cut the sheet of MDF into a couple of smaller pieces to fit it into my work area where the table saw is.




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    Re: Cutting MDF

    if you got a router with a circle cutting jig your in there as far as cutting holes,

    or of course a jigsaw, for some reason I have found that the bi-metal, metal cutting blades to make the best cutts for MDF



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    Re: Cutting MDF

    If your gonna use a table saw then yea cut the sheet in half with a skill saw on horses use more than just 2 horses if ya got'em. I usually get homedepot to cut it in half for me.




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    Re: Cutting MDF

    they make a blade especially for MDF, and i'd suggest investing in one.



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    Re: Cutting MDF

    Yep I'm with tonto on this one. Best investment I ever made was an MDF blade for my table saw and circular saw. And taking my time with the cuts, and letting the saw do the work. Nothing like the smell of burning formaldahyde



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    Re: Cutting MDF

    well im lucky enough to have a family who owns a mold shop. CNC machines combined with CAD design can make some nice little boxes



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